Welcome to Shepherd's Spring
…a retreat, summer camp, outdoor classroom, conference center and more, away from our busy everyday lives and surrounded by the beauty of nature to foster relaxation, renewal and growth for children, youth and adults alike. Peacefully planted on 220 rolling, wooded acres along the Potomac River and on the historic C&O Canal Towpath, Shepherd’s Spring is set aside to refresh in the beauty of God’s outdoors, to develop connections with friends, to relax and renew and plan and play. Our facilities, meadows and woodlands are open for learning, exploration and fun through creative and enjoyable programs guided by a hospitable and accommodating staff.
Fun, energized, contemplative, educational, programmed, relaxed …. for individuals, groups, businesses, congregations and all faith groups!
- Enroll children/youth in summer camps where they can enjoy the great outdoors, learn, explore, hike, canoe, swim, craft and more.
- Plan retreat for groups, congregations, families and individuals looking to find a peaceful place away from the hectic pace of everyday life in the city and reconnect with the beauty of nature and the Creator.
- Reserve a business luncheon in our dining hall with nature’s wooded backdrop, and book an indoor or outdoor meeting space for teambuilding sessions lead by our program directors or by your own facilitators.
- Schedule school and college classes in our environmental studies and world cultures experiences of the Heifer Global Village or in our woods and meadows, or on the Potomac River.
- Consider an outdoor or indoor wedding on any of our 220 acres with picturesque settings: in the open meadows with wooded backdrops; at our contemplative and beautiful labyrinth adjacent to the Lodge; under the Big Tent; at the Shepherd’s Spring with a bubbling flow of fresh water and framed by lush greenery, flowering plants and rocks; or, at countless other clearings that provide a lovely setting for special life events.
- Book special parties and celebrations: birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, reunions, causal or formal receptions, weddings, and more.
Experience God's oasis of exceptional and natural beauty at Shepherd’s Spring; and, encounter the Peace of Christ, be renewed in community, and grow.
Accredited by the American Camp Association.